Amelia Island, FL, Guide and Information
Welcome to Amelia Island
Refreshing, award-winning and bewitching, Amelia Island, Florida, including Fernandina Beach and Yulee, has won travelers' hearts with its serene beaches, abundant wildlife, and diverse cultural history. The historic communities of St. Marys, Georgia, and Kingsland, Georgia, sit just across the St. Marys River and have their own charm as well as their own award-winning golf courses.
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Imagine Florida at its finest, enhanced by southern charm. Amelia Island is as lovely as its name. (Doesn’t Amelia conjure up thoughts of grace and beauty?) Named for Princess Amelia, daughter of George II of England, Amelia Island does indeed possess a delightful blend of pristine nature and historic architecture along with many wonderful places to lodge, dine, shop, re-center yourself and recreate.
Part of the Sea Islands chain of islands that stretch along the east coast from South Carolina to Florida, this thirteen-mile-long island is the northernmost of Florida’s barrier islands. At four miles across at its widest part, Amelia Island abounds with fabulous soft-sand beaches, parks and a wide variety of other places to relax, rejuvenate and have fun. If you travel south along the A1A, the main drag, you’ll pass through beguiling beach bungalows, impressive mansions, quaint inns and B and Bs and high-end resorts until you arrive at beautiful Amelia Island State Park at the southernmost tip.
The flip side of your Amelia Island Discovery Map offers a terrific overview of much of what Fernandina Beach has to offer. From its tree-lined streets in its historic downtown to its bustling waterfront on the Intracoastal Waterway (also known as the Amelia River), you can easily surmise the lay of the land of much of what is to see and do. Know, however, that these are just some of the highlights and if you venture out – especially on foot – you’ll discover even more on your own.